Novice WomenNovice Women's Captain: Heidi Loveland
Novice Women's Coach: Oli Frazer
No previous rowing experience or set fitness levels are required to be a novice rower with Warwick Rowing. New members are introduced to rowing with help from both coaches and existing club members who make technique the emphasis of the training in the first term.
You will quickly become very well acquainted with the ergometer (indoor rowing machine)which is one of the most challenging, but rewarding work outs you'll ever do.
To begin with, the novice girls will train as a squad both on and off the water, as well as attending circuits once a week alongside members of the other three squads. This year we want to ensure a successful and positive year for the Novice Women's squad. Therefore through a variety of technical and fitness tests early on in term 1 we will aim get everybody up to a good standard as swiftly as possible. As the squad progresses, more training is introduced, including weights and gym sessions, running and flexibility classes.
The sports centre on central campus provides ample facilities to train as an individual or in small groups. These sessions are all designed to lift fitness levels to the high standard required for competition and hopefully we will be able to harness the potential of the Novice Women's Squad and bring in some amazing results.
The last couple of years have been great for women’s rowing in general. Just look back at the Olympics and the success of GB’s women squad with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover winning GB’s first gold for women’s rowing! For whatever reason you’ve been intrigued by the sport, if you want to considerably improve your fitness, be introduced to a sport which tests you like no other and represent your university in one of Britain’s most distinguished sports then don’t hesitate to give rowing a go!